NUH Library Services
NUH Library Reopening - 6th July
We are pleased to be able to welcome you back to the library from Monday 6th July. The information below outlines some of the changes we've made, in order to adhere to current social distancing and safety advice, and to ensure the safety of library users and library staff.
When you arrive at the library:
- Please wear a face mask when visiting the library.
- Distance markings have been placed on the library stairs and throughout the library. Please use these to ensure social distancing between yourself and other library users, and when interacting with library staff.
- Hand sanitiser is available inside the library. Please use it on entering the library.
- Notices are placed around the library reminding users to social distance and advising on maximum numbers permitted in each area.
- Please do not bring food into the library.
The library team:
- We've set up a dedicated PC in the library which you can use to either email the team or chat using MS teams. Someone will be available to respond immediately.
- If a face-face interaction is required, a team member will come over to the counter and ask you to stand behind the yellow distance marker.
How to join the library:
If you would like to join the library, email email@example.com and we will send you a membership form to complete and return.
What is available in the library now?
We have rearranged the library space into zones
The study zone:
8 individual study spaces available: 5 in the main library and 3 in the former quiet study.
The PC zone:
2 PCs on the NUH network and 1 PC on the University network.
The book zone:
Access to the books in the library is restricted to Library staff at this time BUT we've introduced a new Click and Collect service, so we can still provide you with the books that you need.
Click and Collect book service
- Simply browse the catalogue at http://nuhlibrary.cirqahosting.com
- Select the title you require and click on Reserve. You will need to log in with your library card number.
- Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org providing the details of the book you require and your library card number.
- Reservations and requests will be collected from the shelves by a member of the library team once a day and be available for collection from the library the following day.
- Please return books to the book box or trolley at the top of the library stairs. There will be no fines charged for overdue items.
- All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being wiped and returned to the shelves.
- We cannot currently accept University of Nottingham books because their libraries remain closed
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Email email@example.com with any queries
NUH Library (City)
NUH Library is located on the first floor of the Postgraduate Education Centre (PGEC), next to the Cityside Restaurant.
Our catalogue is available online. Log in using your library card number to view your account, and renew or reserve items.
NUH Library, PGEC
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
City Hospital, Hucknall Road
Nottingham, NG5 1PB
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Joining the library
Library membership is available free of charge to anyone employed by NUH Trust, and to all University of Nottingham staff and students on placement within NUH. To register, please bring your Trust ID card or University of Nottingham ID card to NUH Library between 9.30am and 4.30pm (Monday to Friday).
- Access to print books and journals
- Four PCs for use by staff of NUH Trust
- Two PCs for use by staff and students of the University of Nottingham
- A Training Suite housing six PCs, which can be booked in advance (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Quiet and group study areas
- A DVD/video player
- Photocopying, printing, scanning, and laminating
- Fiction collection
Greenfield Medical Library (QMC)
Greenfield Medical Library is located on A Floor of the Medical School at QMC
Greenfield Medical Library
A Floor, Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH
Please visit the Greenfield Medical Library website for up-to-date information about its opening hours.
Joining the library
Library membership is available free of charge to anyone employed by NUH ; University of Nottingham staff and students automatically become members when they receive their University Card. To register, please bring your Trust ID card to Greenfield Medical Library.
- Access to print journals and books
- Group and silent study space
- Relaxed seating areas
- A resource room for NUH staff, including PCs
- Walk-in user access to some of the University’s e-resources at a dedicated PC
Register for an Athens account
You can register for an Athens account online. An Athens account allows you to access a range of online educational resources, including e-journals, e-books, UpToDate, and healthcare databases.
This user guide explains how you can register for an Athens account.
Free e-resources for the NHS during COVID-19 click below to download the document
The library would love some feedback about the usefulness of the free e-resources. Take the short survey at https://pmed.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/free-e-resources-during-pandemic
The survey closes on 6th July 2020
To access e-journals (including those purchased nationally, regionally, and locally), visit the Journals and Databases page of the NICE Evidence website and log into your Athens account.
You can search or browse an A-Z list, but you MUST log into your Athens account in order to access all of the titles that you are entitled to (including those purchased nationally, regionally, and locally).
For more information, please see the Accessing E-Journals user guide.
We also offer training sessions to help you get the most out of the resources available to you. Please contact our E-Resources Librarian, Elizabeth Hendron, to find out more (email email@example.com).
EBL: The Electronic Book Library includes thousands of titles and allows users to request ebooks on a short term loan basis. Log in with your Athens username and password. For help accessing and using this service, see our EBL E-Books guide.
E-books from Ovid: NUH staff have access to 18 Ovid E-Books via your Athens account. See our Ovid E-Books Guide for the list of books available and instructions on how to access them.
UpToDate is a clinical decision support system that helps clinicians and health care professionals provide the best patient care. It is based on current medical evidence and aims to help answer clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care. Each topic offers practical, detailed and evidence-based recommendations that clinicians can use at the point of care.
Access with your Athens log-in details at www.uptodate.com/login.
Access via the app: the app can be used on up to two mobile devices including Android devices, iPhones and iPads. Please see this user guide for more information.
The library would love some feedback about UpToDate. Take the short survey at https://pmed.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/uptodate-renewal-customer-satisfaction-survey-2020
The survey closes on 12th July 2020
BMJ Case Reports
BMJ Case Reports is a peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines, allowing healthcare professionals to find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. Log in with your Athens username and password at casereports.bmj.com.
To submit a case, please email NUH Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the institutional fellowship code.
BMJ OnExamination caters for medical students and career-progressing postgraduate medical exams across a variety of specialties, including General Medicine, General Practice, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Child Health, Anaesthesia and Psychiatry. You can choose to answer questions by topic, type, difficulty level or weak area.
Please email NUH Library Services (email@example.com) to request a username and password.
All NUH staff have free access to BMJ Quality. BMJ Quality provides access to BMJ eLearning modules; step-by-step guidance to improvement projects; and a direct route to publication in BMJ Improvement Reports.
Health Education England eLearning for Healthcare (HEE e-LFH)
Access via Athens to the e-LfH Hub and thousands of e-learning sessions. Select "eLearning for Healthcare" from the list of MyAthens resources, and then click on the NHS England link.
HEE e-LfH’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.
Joanna Briggs Institute Database
Access via your Athens account.
The Joanna Briggs Institute Database is an evidence based practice resource available on Ovid, providing information in medicine, nursing and allied health. The database contains Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries and Recommended Practices, Best Practice Sheets, Technical reports and Consumer Information sheets. Also includes links to a number of research tools.
Medical Masterclass is an online revision package developed by the Royal College of Physicians to help doctors prepare for the MRCP(UK). The resource includes an online question bank, mobile app, and PACES case studies.
Please email NUH Library Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a username and password.
NUH Library Services has now linked our full-text journal collections to PubMed. You will need to use the URL below to see which full-text journal articles you can access.
When you do a literature search, the NUH Library Services logo will be displayed if we provide the full-text article. Click on the logo to access the article. If you are not already logged in via Athens you will be prompted for your OpenAthens login details.
Article and book requests
The library can order journal articles and books that are not available in the library, or via Athens, from its network of other document supply libraries. This service is available to all NUH Trust staff, including students on placement.
To request an article, please complete the Journal Article Request Form. The form is currently available only on the Trust intranet. You can also request articles by email. All requests for articles should be made to NUH Library; you are not able to request journal articles from Greenfield Medical Library.
All NUH Staff are able to request up to a maximum of 10 articles per calendar year (January to December) free of charge. Additional requests can be made, but will be charged at the full price of £7.50 per article. Articles will be delivered electronically whenever possible, or via internal post if only available as a hard copy.
To request a book, please complete the Request Form. You can also request books by email, by phone (direct dial 0115 9627787 or internal extension 56787), by post, or in person at the library counter. Books can be requested from either NUH Library or Greenfield Medical Library.
Book requests will be charged at a rate of £6.00 per book or per whole journal issue.
A free literature searching service is available to staff who require information for clinical, managerial, research and other work-related purposes. This service does not support staff and students carrying out searches for course-related topics as part of their ongoing professional development. To request a search, please complete and return the Library Literature Request Form to our E-Resources Librarian, Elizabeth Hendron (email email@example.com, or call ext. 54916).
Please try to provide as much information as possible about your topic, including the main keywords and any alternative keywords or concepts which may be relevant, and a minimum of 24 hours' notice (longer if it is a Friday or Bank Holiday) before the deadline for the search.